Whew, I’ve only been gone for a month, but it seems like forever! I’ve got A LOT to share and update.

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY TO APSL and a life update (with freebies!)

First of all, APSL turns 2 today!


On to the updates:


Guest blogging. I’ve played around with this idea for a while now and I finally want to start implementing it. I think there’s a plugin that would allow me to review the content-but what do you do for guest posting?

In other news, I changed my freebie newsletter send out date! It will go out the first of the month instead of the last Sunday of the month. ICYMI-sign up now and get access to the resource library filled with downloads and playlist and more!

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Oh! Guess what?! I STARTED A HASHTAG! It’s on Instagram and there are only 3 or 4 pictures (mine…) using it, but it’s for everything! Tag your pictures with #APSLifeSaver to get started. FYI there are NO RULES, it’s there because I (and others) want to see your pictures so get tagging!

Another update: we have now entered summer which means family birthdays, our annual CA trip, books, books and more books (post about that to come) and working outside.

Here’s a sneak peek of my dad’s birthday last week: 

FYI: mom’s is in June and I’m in July-rather easy to remember.

As I mentioned earlier, I took a break to work on other stuff, I can now debut what I’ve been working on (drumroll please) my magazine project and my portfolio!

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Here’s the link to my portfolio-which is also on the main menu of my blog and here is the .pdf version of my magazine Magazine project
Some of you helped me on this project and I want to say THANK YOU!

I can also do some design work for you now that school is done. Email me and we'll talk!

What’re you up to? Anything to update us on?


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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • Happy 2 year Blogivaersary! That’s awesome. πŸ™‚

  • Lynn White

    Happy anniversary! Congratulations.

  • Jennifer Naugler

    Happy Anniversary to you….feels good doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

  • Congrats on two years of blogging!

  • Congrats on two years! Keep up the great content.

  • Congrats on your 2nd year of blogging! πŸ™‚

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/milk-sass-macaron-hairbrushes/

  • hal

    Congrats on your two year anniversary! Your site looks so good I kind of assumed you’d been doing it much longer!

    • Thank you! I worked hard on it. πŸ™‚

  • Congrats on year two! How year 3 is just as good to you πŸ™‚

  • Corey Wheeland

    Congrats on the anniversary and the hashtag – so fun!

  • Wife Sense

    Happy blogaversary to you! Fun family pic – even the dog looks like he’s smiling. 😁

    • Lol he hates the camera so I hope he is!

  • Cheers to 2 years! I hope you have a wonderful summer.

  • Rachel Ritlop

    Congrats on two years and welcome back! sounds like you’ve been busy!

  • Happy 2 year blogiversary! Sounds like life has been busy in a good way!

  • Miss ALK

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary girl!! Here’s to many more years!

    xoxo A

  • Jaclyn Saumell (Jackie)

    Happy Blogiversary! It seems like you’ve been super busy over the past 2 years. I can’t wait to check out the magazine!

  • Bella Bucchiotti

    Happy blog birthday!!!! Sounds like life is getting bust but fun!!

  • Wow, two years? Congratulations!! Here’s to many more years! :]

  • mckenna bleu

    Happy two years of blogging! The beginning of a long time blogging hopefully!

  • Sydney Power

    Wow congrats on two years!! That is something to be proud of and your blog looks great

  • Congrats on two years! Love following along..everything looks really great!! πŸ™‚

  • Anna Hubbard

    Happy blogiversary Alix!

  • Talisa Garbo

    Oooh congratulations on 2 years!! It must bring such a smile to your face to know the hard work is blossoming so well for so long. Also, happy belated birthday to dad!

    Looking forward to your posts on all your summer reads!

    A fellow bookwormπŸ˜†

    • Thank you! I can’t wait to get them up.

  • Happy Blogiversary! Keep up the good work. You have great things going on. I wish you much success and a happy summer. Thanks for sharing your update.

  • Happy blogiversary! It looks like you have many more exciting things planned too!

  • I did my first guest post the other day, basically she just sent me a document with her post and I copied and pasted it and then formatted it to my blogs style and added the bio picture and a short bio for her at the end of the post! This way I can add a little info at the beginning of the post to let my readers know what’s up as well as using a disclaimer that’s a little different than my regular one that says something to the effect of “this persons views and opinions are her own and do not necessarily reflect my views” as well as having a little control over what’s going on my blog and either making or asking for changes if I think there’s something that doesn’t quite fit the overall theme/message/tone of my blog

    • See that’s what I think I’ll do… Thanks for that!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Congrats on 2 years! You are killing it!!!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Congrats on two years blogging. That is so awesome, and yay for taking some time to work on projects other than blogging! I really need to do that – but maybe not completely go away. I’d miss the blog too much. haha


    • I thought I would too, but it’s really not that bad!

  • Razena Schroeder

    Congratulations! Your blog is lovely and it is great that you are doing a magazine too. All the best for the coming year.

  • Megan Anne ❄️

    Congrats on the second year of blogging! And yay for new projects! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • Adriana

    Congratulations on your second year of the amazing journey that is blogging! πŸ™‚

  • Amy

    How fun! happy blogiversary and your side project looks awesome!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • So many exciting things to look forward to in the summer months! So exciting and happy blogiversary!